"The Bush administration had no immediate reaction."
You ain't kiddin'. I couldn't even choose an appropriate name for this link. I toyed with many ideas, and I just couldn't come up with one. I don't blame the Administration for being speechless on this matter - I was certainly caught off guard.
Bringing new meaning to the term "North American Free Trade Association," Mexico has de-criminalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Hoping pot wouldn't feel lonely, they extended the get out of jail free card to cocaine, heroin & ecstacy as well. I guess with the approval rating of the US Congress slipping, the France of the West decided to make some headlines and outshine our own legislature in an absolute race to the bottom of the 'what were ya thinkin' barrell.
However, this may give Mexico a true taste of the illegal immigration debate with the shoe on the other foot. While we get all their best labor, they're going to get all of our ravers, townies, hippies, trainspotters, freegans and yuppie coke-fiends. Come to think of it, this might not be such a bad thing after all.
And you thought spring breakers were bad before this! Somewhere Sammy Hagar is smiling.